Giant Octopus Houdini Squeezes His Way Out Through A Tiny Hole

ViralHogPublished: March 29, 201723,201 plays$33.23 earned
Published: March 29, 2017

This is the incredible moment when an octopus makes a brazen escape from a fishing boat in Alaska. Watch as the creature manages to fit its eight tentacles through a crack, slithering down a tiny hole, breaking out of captivity, and quickly disappearing into the sea.

Footage was filmed on July 1, 2010 in Chiswell Islands, Alaska featuring a smart Houdini octopus escaping from a fishing boat, using its tentacles to fit through a tiny hole. This octopus is the ultimate escape artist, capable of sneaking off a boat through an unbelievably small opening.

While on a fishing charter, these men brought up a Giant Pacific Octopus holding on to the bait while fishing with large circle hooks. They pulled the octopus on board, and let him find his own way off.

It is amazing how, instead of crawling over the gunnel the octopus decided to slip through the scupper, which is shielded on the outside, and about a two inch gap. The octopus was probably 6 feet or more from arm to arm. Incredibly, they tend to squeeze through anything larger than their beak, which is the only 'bone' in their body.

One of the man makes a cheeky comment and says that watching the huge octopus find its way through a tiny hole is like getting his wife in her wedding dress.

The tenacious tentacle creature is working his way through a tiny hole, planning his sweat escape. Watch as the octopus changes color and turns white. He is calculating the odds of him fitting into the hole and succeeds! Moments later, the octopus works his way through and somehow managed to squeeze its body out. Amazing!

Filmmaker caught the entire thing on camera and left onlookers in awe! We would have expected octopuses to be very flexible, but this is more like fitting a camel through the eye of a needle.

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